Mercedes announces CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake "Edition 1"
Mercedes-Benz just keeps rolling out the high-performance hits with details on the all-new 2013 CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. Last week we gave you some information on the high-performance wagon, but Mercedes has announced the full details on the exciting new production sport wagon. The announcement from Mercedes gives us details on the new 5.5-liter V8, seven-speed transmission, sports suspension, and the designo wooden luggage compartment floor. And if that weren’t enough, Mercedes is also offering an exclusive “Edition 1” model with more horsepower.
It starts with the high-performance powerplant on the new CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. The luxury wagon will be motivated by a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo gasoline engine that includes the latest direct-injection. The biturbocharged powerplant gets a number of other performance goodies like spray-guided combustion, piezo injectors, air/water intercooling, generator management and ECO start/stop function. This all results in a massive 525 horsepower and 516 lb. ft. of torque. The ultra-perfromance wagon will go from 0-62 in 4.4 seconds. Now that will be the fastest grocery hauler on the planet.
“Edition 1” with more power and special features
And if that isn’t enough to get your heart pumping, Mercedes has announced a special “Edition 1” CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake that will have an additional 32 horsepower and more torque. Mercedes says the Edition 1 will go from 0-62 mph a in a lightning quick 4.3 seconds. Both cars will feature a sport-tuned exhaust system with twin-chromed tailpipes that will allow the throaty sound of the AMG V8 to be heard by the driver.
The special offering will also get a number of high-quality features not found on the standard model. The special Edition 1 will come with a designo magno allanite grey paint on the exterior, a unique designo platinum white pearl leather with metallised finish for the AMG sports seats, armrests, front and rear console and door panels. The Edition 1 will also receive AMG carbon fibre/black piano trim throughout the cabin. Passion black nappa leather seats are also available with matching color on the dashboard and beltlines.
AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission
Both 5.5-liter V8’s will be mated to the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission that will be equipped with four individual transmission modes as well as automatic double declutching and Race Start functions. The transmission will come with Sport, Sport plus and Manual modes for more responsive spirited driving.